Domestic service in Thailand: Reflection of conflicts in gender, class and ethnicity

Raya Muttarak

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The study discusses paid domestic service employment in Thailand. Disparities in income distribution in the country and elsewhere in Southeast Asia provide a supply of domestic workers. Despite being commonly known as an exporter of domestic workers, Thailand is in fact a primary importing country as well. Domestic service is an arena in which gender, class and ethnicity collide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-529
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Southeast Asian Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004

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